1. Why did the ghost feel humiliated when Mr. Otis offered him the lubricant? What idea do you get about his personality from this incident?

The ghost was humiliated because Mr Otis was not scared of him and offered him a lubricant for his creaky chains. It shows us that the ghost was not really that scary and bent on troubling others. He just wanted to have the house to himself and did not want anyone to stay there.

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